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IBCTR International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction
Countering biological and chemical threats across the globe Sandia National Laboratories develops innovative, sciencebased solutions to the most challenging national and global security problems. Sandia’s Center for Global Security and Cooperation reduces terrorism and WMD proliferation threats to US national security through global technical engagement. The International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction (IBCTR) program, a division of Sandia’s Center for Global Security and Cooperation, reduces biological and chemical threats by promoting safe, secure, and responsible use of these agents. IBCTR introduces sustainable, robust, and affordable solutions that are tailored to the needs of specific regions and facilities. By using advanced technical resources, expertise, and a systems approach, IBTCR works to strengthen capacities to safely, securely, and responsibly detect, handle, and control dangerous biological and chemical agents. Actively engaged in countering these threats since before the 2001 anthrax attacks, IBCTR is regarded as the nation’s leading expert in assessing and managing the risks from biological and chemical threats around the world.
IBCTR Goals • Promote the responsible use of biological and chemical agents, equipment, and expertise globally • Improve understanding and management of the risks associated with accidental and deliberate misuse of biological and chemical agents • Encourage global partnership and adherence to international risk management standards
Global Engagement IBCTR, in its effort to improve global risk management, has current or previous engagements with dozens of countries. By interacting with US agencies, partner country governments, and other international collaborators, IBCTR develops strategies that meet local, regional, and global needs. Through training workshops, facility walkthroughs, tabletop discussions, and face-to-face interactions, IBCTR strengthens the world’s risk management capacity for biological and chemical agents.